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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Brewers Win in Extra Innings 5-4

From Sportsline.com:

The Milwaukee Brewers didn't care that they ended the San Diego Padres' nine-game winning streak. Coming off a tough sweep at Los Angeles, winning a road game was a big enough feat.

Corey Koskie doubled in the go-ahead run off Trevor Hoffman with two outs in the 10th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat San Diego 5-4 on Tuesday night to end the fifth-longest winning streak in Padres history.

San Diego had tied the game at 4 in the sixth on Khalil Greene's three-run homer.

"We were getting on a little bit of a downward slide," Brewers manager Ned Yost said. "It was important to pull this one out, get the trend reversed a little bit and get back on the winning side of the column.

"Again, right now it doesn't really matter if they're hot, cold, indifferent, just to win right now."

Carlos Lee, who homered in the fifth inning, started Milwaukee's winning rally with a two-out double into the left-field corner. Koskie followed with the double into the right-field corner off Hoffman (0-1).

Hoffman, known for his changeup, fell behind 3-1 against Koskie, then left a fastball over the plate.

"You have got to make a better pitch," Hoffman said. "I wanted to throw the heater because I felt I could control that pitch better than the changeup. But you can't leave a ball out over the middle of the plate in a game that is on the line right there."

The Brewers were coming off a sweep in L.A. in which they dropped a pair of one-run games, then lost the series finale by eight runs.

"It was a tough game," Lee said. "We had control, then they came back and tied it. We've kind of lost some tough ones on the road. We bounced back and held them and got the big run."

Dan Kolb (2-0) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win, and Derrick Turnbow pitched the 10th for his 11th save in as many chances. The four Milwaukee pitchers allowed a total of five hits.